If you have been charged with a DUI in Washington, you may face mandatory consequences, including loss of license, fines and jail time, depending on your criminal history and level of intoxication. Having an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side can increase the chances that such charges will be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Olympia Involuntary Intoxication Attorney
At the law office of Charles H. Williams, Attorney and Counselor at Law, P.S., we work to defend individuals living in and around Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Olympia and Everett, Washington, who have been charged with DUI/DWI and other traffic offenses. We also provide legal defense for those facing other criminal charges. Attorney Charles Williams has more than 30 years experience handling these types of legal matters and will use his experience in and knowledge of the law to build a solid case in your defense.
To speak with a Seattle DWI attorney contact the firm online or by calling 206-707-8524 or 800-854-3458.
Other Common DUI Challenges
There are many aspects of a DUI charge that can be challenged. In certain cases the traffic stop, the field sobriety test, or the breath or blood test can be challenged. Some other common challenges include the following:
- Involuntary intoxication — Someone offered you punch that was spiked without your knowledge or you were in some other way tricked into drinking alcohol.
- Overly medicated — A doctor prescribed a medication in an amount that affected your ability to drive, without sufficient warning to you about the potential effects of the medication.
- Drinking after driving — You were in an accident and decided to drink a few beers while waiting for help. You weren't actually drinking and driving, you were drinking after driving.
- Police misconduct — The police failed to follow or ignored arrest and investigative procedures required by law.
- Language barriers — A non-English speaking person is pulled over and doesn't receive the help of an interpreter while his or her rights are being read.
- Insufficient evidence — There is not enough evidence to prove a required element of the case, e.g., that you were the vehicle's driver or that you were under the influence.
Call Today to Speak With a Washington DUI Lawyer
Whatever the circumstances of your case, it's important that you have strong legal representation in order to protect your rights and increase the chances that the charges will be reduced or eliminated. Attorney Charles Williams knows the ins and outs of DUI/DWI law and can identify the best arguments to use in your defense.
To discuss your matter with an experience lawyer contact us online or by calling 206-707-8524 or 800-854-3458.